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. that is not what is happening in united states. >> we can learn? >> we can learn. >> thank you. >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the rotandaro family trust. >> having heard so much about finland's successes in public education, i had a chance to sit and talk with tapio kosunen from the ministry of education in finland. why is education and finland -- wise education in finland so successful? what is the real answer? >> it is very much appreciated. >> appreciated? by the general public? >> by the general public and as a means to have a decent life. >> so, you are not so much concerned, i gather if i am hearing you correctly, not so much with scores and statistics, but more as a total human being? >> yes. that is the point. we do not use any standardized tests. >> would you say that again out loud? >> we do not use any standardized tests in finland. actually, we have won a standardized test. whic
. >> what can the united states learned from new zealand? >> the united states, indicative in its name, is really a collection of very, very big countries. i think that we do offer an excellent world-leading national curriculum. i also think we have a good assessment of schools throughout education. those are two things that i think are important. the third thing i think is that we recognize that language, identity, and culture are intrinsic fleet and extensively important to a student. >> thank you for coming, and a safe trip home. a wonderful conversation. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> the person foundation promotes literacy, learning to read the pearson foundation promotes literacy, learning, and great teaching. i spoke with their ceo. what brings you to the summit? >> teaching, educational systems around the world are what we fo on three to try to document the practices that successful countries, strong performers, to figure out why they are doing well, and sort of shared their stories with others. >> as you step back from the whole thing and survey all of these countries t
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